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bunker, being held, police say, by this man, 65-year-old vietnam vet named jimmy lee dykes. local authorities released that photo late today, first time we have gotten a look at him. he's said to be a survivalist with anti-government views. the immediate crisis began when authorities say he shot and killed a school bus driver and took the boy hostage. victor blackwell is in midland city, alabama, with late details. victor, you learned today the suspect may have met the bus driver before. what do you know about that? >> reporter: well, that's right, anderson. we know this could come down to the road and the bus. we know, as you said, that jimmy lee dykes, this 65-year-old man, who we see is described as being 6 feet tall, about 170 pounds, a man not well liked in this community, we're told by neighbors that he has a history of shouting at anyone who or anything that crosses on to his property line, even the animals. actually, he was supposed to be in court on wednesday for allegedly shooting at a neighbor. the neighbor says that somehow he damaged dykes road and dykes fired shots a
. jimmy lee dykes, a retired truck drive history moved to the area five years ago. police say tuesday he boarded a school bus near his home, killed the driver, tooked 5-year-old boy at gunpoint. victor, i know you have learned something about the connection between dykes and the bus driver. >> reporter: erin, that bus driver charles poland drove that right down 231 every day. and every day the route ended right at the road that leads up to jimmy lee dykes' property, the man inside that bunker. we've said as we've learned from neighbors the past few days that jimmy lee dykes is very protective of his property, they say he would walk his property line with a gun in one hand and a flashlight in the other and shout at anything or any animal that walked across his property. each day we're told by a man who's known the bus driver about 20 years, he would turn that pulse on the road at the end of the road, just the tip of it, at jimmy lee dykes' property. and that made dykes angry. and he would shout at the man and the bus. what we're also told, there were times when he went in, speaking about
, as you said, that jimmy lee dykes, this 65-year-old man we see, was described as being 6 feet tall, about 170 pounds. a man who was not well liked in this community. we're told by neighbors he has a history of shouting at anyone who or anything that crosses onto his property line, even the animals. actually, he was supposed to be in court on wednesday for allegedly shooting at a neighbor. the neighbor says that somehow he damaged dikes' road, and dykes fired a shot at him. that was supposed to be on wednesday, but we know by wednesday, dykes and this kindergartner had been in this bunker for some time. we want to show you the bunker, the lay of the land. this is a description based on a description by the neighbor. you see the trailer. that's where he lives. next to it, a red container for storage. and then the bunker. 10 to 12 feet high with cinder block steps along the side and bricks lining the walls. there's no mortar because this thick, red, alabama clay keeps everything together, and because he was a survivalist, we do not know how long he can stay in this bunker, but we're told, th
unharmed. police released a picture of the suspect. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. nbcfirmed in the navy in the '60s. he earned the a vet nam service medal. the school bus was towed away, that had been at the crime scene tuesday afternoon. dykes boarded that school bus and demanded a few children. when the bus driver refused, dykes shot and killed away and made away with a 5-year-old boy named ethan, believed to have asperger's syndrome. they have been holed up in this bunker now for several days now. police are communicating with him through a ventilation pipe. local residents are praying for a peaceful resolution. >>> joining me now with more, former fbi profiler and hostage negotiator clint van zandt. welcome to you, my friend. what a situation. going on five days now, but i know have you said the extended time might help negotiators. how does that work? >> alex, there is an old hostage negotiation axiom. time decreases stress and anxiety. that's what we want to do, bring down the stress and anxiety level of jimmy lee dykes, who is in there. we want him to strongly identify with ethan
as 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, a man who has been in trouble with the law before on charges he fired a gun at a neighbor. the boy is on medication and is said to have special needs. >> at this time, we have no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. >> reporter: police have been in contact with the gunman using a pvc pipe to communicate through. and late today made this heartbreaking request. >> pray. pray. j >> reporter: we are told that this could be a slow process. >> we've got an old saying to use delay in order to save time. the more patient approach they take, the less likely they are to make mistakes, to move the slowly, to get it right, to communicate properly, and slowly and gently unravel this. >> reporter: he says rushing the bunker is the very last resort, especially in a case where the hostage taker may have planned the crime in advance. >> as long as they're talking, as long as they have some sort of dialogue and he's indicated that he's open to talking, then they know that there's the possibility of getting him to come out and getting the child out. >> report
that hostage taker jimmy lee dykes has been in constant contact with negotiators. letting them send things to that little boy held hostage, 5-year-old ethan. >> he's also allowed us to providing color books, medication, toys. and i want to thank him for taking care of our child. >> reporter: it's unclear what kind of medication, but the boy reportedly has adhd and a form of autism. police don't think that dykes has physically harmed the boy. but we know that he has crying. there are near-freezing temperatures. last tuesday, it was like any other school day. little ethan was sitting in his favorite seat on the bus. >> i looked up. he was threatening to kill us. he said, i'll kill you all. >> reporter: she was on that bus and said that dykes walked in and gave the driver a note. before shooting him dead and then running off with ethan in his arms. one of dykes' neighbors said that his behavior was so bizarre in the weeks before the shooting that they should have told somebody. >> i regret not warning some of the neighbors of some of his tendencies. and telling them that he's the type of guy
at the man holding a 5-year-old boy named "ethan" hostage. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes who neighbors say terrorized thim with verbal threats and guns, has been holed up with the child for four days in an underground bunker while authorities swarm above. the boy was snatched tuesday, after police say dykes stormed a school bus, killing the driver, charles poland. today, the bus was removed from the scene, amid new details of how the children were traumatized. >> the first ones i talked to was 3 or 4, that were standing there in a circle kind of huddled together. and they said they was okay that they just had saw a gentleman get shot. >> reporter: pastor michael senn, who counseled the school children just minutes after the kidnapping, said dykes wanted more than just one child that day. >> he wanted two children between the ages of 6 and 8 from what i understand. >> reporter: and a suspect might have gotten them had the heroic bus driver not intervened, giving his life in the process. dykes has been talking with negotiators through a ventilation pipe and has allowed the boy's medication t
into this dramatic standoff, we're learning that hostage-taker jimmy lee dykes has been in constant contact with negotiators. letting them send things to that little boy held hostage, 5-year-old ethan. through a pipe leading to the underground bunker. >> he's also allowed us to provide coloring books, medication, toys. and i want to thank him for taking care of our child. that's very important. >> reporter: it's unclear what kind of medication, but the boy reportedly has adhd and a form of autism. police don't think that dykes has physically harmed the boy. but we know that he has been crying. the bunker has an electric heater. but below the surface, there are near-freezing temperatures. we have learned in a bizarre twist that dykes has questioned that a reporter be sent into the bunker to speak to him. last tuesday, it was just like any other school day. little ethan was sitting in his favorite seat in the front of the bus. >> i looked up. he was threatening to kill us all. he said, i'll kill you all. i'll kill you all. i just want two kids. >> reporter: she was on that bus and said that d
identify him as jimmy lee dykes, and police say that he shot and killed the bus driver who tried to shield his students. dykes and the boy are in an underground storm shelter on dykes' rural property. the police are talking to them through a ventilation pipe. overseas tonight, iran is reportedly planning to use new centrifuges that can enrich uranium more quickly. that could enable it to build an atomic bomb sooner than had been anticipated. the white house called this another provocative step, and we asked david martin to look into it. >> reporter: the 3,000 new centrifuges would take up to a year to install, so iran still has not crossed the threshold to a nuclear weapon. but to david albright, who closely monitors the iranian nuclear program, this is an ominous development. >> it's iran signaling that they're going to dramatically increase their capability to produce enriched uranium, and it's the thing that everyone's been fearing. >> reporter: the new centrifuges, which iran apparently has been able to produce despite international sanctions, could turn out enriched uranium at three t
the police put out a photo of jimmy lee dykes, the man accused of shooting a school bus driver to death and then dragging a five-year-old boy into an underground bunker. the police have been speaking with dykes through a ventilation pipe. no progress so far. cbs news correspondent anna werner has learned that the texas prosecutor who was murdered yesterday had been threatened recently and was carrying a gun wherever he went. mark hasse handled organized crime cases in dallas and kaufman counties. detectives are now poring over his files looking for leads. the u.s. embassy in ankara turkey, came under attack today. a suicide bomber blew himself up at a security checkpoint. a turkish security guard was also killed. the white house quickly called it a terrorist attack and holly williams is in the turkish capital tonight. >> reporter: the explosion rocked the quiet embassy district in turkey's capital. this shaky mobile phone footage shows the confusion in the immediate aftermath as bystanders rushed in to help the injured. the suicide bomber only got as far as the embassy's outside perimet
been going on for close to a week. jimmy lee dykes described as a survivalist, the bus driver who shielded other children from the gunman is being hailed as a hero. charles poland jr. was honored yesterday. victor blackwell is following all of the developments from midland city, alabama. ♪ >> hundreds of friends and relatives, strangers, listened to excerpts from letters writtenpy children. the children, 66-year-old bus driver charles poland dref to school every day. teachers arrived oniel low buses aborned with black bows to honor the friend they called chuck. >> he was a simple man, but i can tell you this, there this time, i haven't used a word to describe himself that he would very graciously decline, and that word is hero. >> reporter: he was driving his usual route on tuesday when jimmy lee dykes forced his way on to the bus with the gun and demanded to take two of the 22 children. poland refused. dykes shot and killed him and snatched a 5-year-old boy. local, state and federal authorities have been working around the clock to free the boy from a bunker. heater and electri
sixth straight day. law enforcement officials say this man, jimmy lee dykes, shot and killed a school bus driver and is holding a 5-year-old boy named ethan in an underground bunker. little ethan has some mild autism as well. gabe gutierrez joins us from midland city, alabama. gabe, we know authorities have been talking to dykes through that pvc pipe of some sort. do we know whether he's asking for anything? >> reporter: craig, we've been following this story for days. police are very tightlipped about what their communication with dykes involves. we don't know if he's making any demeans, but yesterday we did hear from the sheriff and saw some signs of how sensitive these negotiations have become. the shefb thariff thavsnked the for taking care of our child. law enforcement authorities may believe that the suspect has access to television in the bunker. he has an electric heater, blankets and treating the child relatively well and the child so far was not physically harmed, but not many details on the nature of the negotiations. this has been going on for more than 118 hours, since tu
do have a picture of the suspect jimmy lee dykes being released yesterday. is he 65 years old. he is accused of kidnapping his boy and shooting charles albert poland who was trying to rescue these kids from that school bus on tuesday. we heard from his brother-in-law. this is what he told us. it was laughter and love he would have for the kids. he would come in and talk to them. he would say honey, it was a good day. he would talk about his -- he said my youngings. he did. it was his young'ns when he had them on the bus. >> now, poland will be laid to rest tomorrow afternoon. we know they are having the funeral at a civic center locally here to host thousands of people because a church simply be too small for how many people are interested in coming. back to you. >> hey, elizabeth, do you know if this guy this jimmie lee dykes has a tv or anything down there? can he see what's going on outside? >> we have heard reports that there are -- there is a tv inside that bunker. it was outfitted with food and water. authorities have not given any indication that he is watching media report
. cancelled press conference. another one set for this morning. all eyes are on this man jimmie lee dykes. the sheriff's department tells us they are in constant communication with him. the little boy is being taken care of. meaning on this chilly morning there is heat inside of that underground bunker. is he getting coloring books and medication. as we know that bunker is stockpiled with god and other supplies. folks here really trying to stay strong. they are holding a prayer vigil every night right around 5:00 in the evening praying for that little boy. they hope he is brought home to his mother safely. listen here. >> my prayer is that there will be a miracle and that god will soften his heart. and he he will let [bleep] go and then he will spend the rest of his life locked up. >> meanwhile, the community is preparing to bearing one of their own. the funeral is set today at 2:00 p.m. in lieu of holding the funeral at a church. hold at a local civic center. hold up to a thousand dollars. the population is 2300 which shows you the outpouring number of support and the people they expect
the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes likely has enough food and supplies to remain under ground for weeks. dykes has been communicating with police through a pipe extending from the bunker to the surface. what's more, the young hostage is a child with autism. dykes has allowed the boy to watch television. and have some medication. overnight, the community on edge. >> god would intervene in this situation. >> reporter: praying for the 5-year-old boy, still being held by the man who abducted him at gunpoint tuesday afternoon. nearly 40 hours have passed since school bus driver charles poland heroically tried to prevent the kidnapping. but he was shot to death. now, all of the fears are focused on the boy's safety. >> pray. pray. >> reporter: what do police do now? >> i believe in prayer. i just pray that we can resolve this peaceably. we have a lot of people here. a lot of volunteers. a lot of law enforcement agencies here to do what they can to get this job done. >> reporter: former fbi lead hostage negotiator, chris boss, says it is essential for police to be patient. >> the more patient
-old jimmy lee dykes stormed on to a school bus. >> believe the children, a child is on the line with us advising that the bus driver's been shot. >> reporter: that driver, charles poland, was shot dead before dykes took ethan to the bunker. >> i have actually seen the hole, thing bunker that he's in now. he's got steps made out of cinder blocks going down to it. >> reporter: neighbors say dykes has isolated himself in the bunker for as long as eight days before. police say that he may have enough supplies to last him weeks. today, why do we know so little about dykes? >> one of the reasons they're keeping the negotiations close to the vest and not releasing his picture is to try to insulate the situation as much as possible so that they don't have a situation, where they have to deal with his anger and rage. >> ethan's mom did want me to convey a message to the community and to the people of this area. that she's extremely grateful for all the prayers, that that's what's getting her through. >> reporter: meanwhile, children are trying to understand why this happened to their friend. >>
. a close source to the investigation describes him as 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. a source describes him as survivalist who distrusts the government. and neighbors describe him as a loner, always menacing. >> this man has exhibited for years signs of instability. >> does he scare you? >> he terrified me. he was basically a ticking time bomb. >> reporter: on tuesday afternoon, the police source says the gunman boarded a stopped school bus near this church and demanded a few random children come with him. it's not clear why. the bus driver, 66-year-old charles poland junior refused to let any children go and when dykes shot poland multiple times killing him. as officers closed in, witnesses who shot this cell phone video say the suspect grabbed one of the children who had fainted and took the kindergartener to his property near by. the child has been identified simply by his first name, ethan. he turns 6 in a few weeks. in midland city, vigils wednesday night to pray for ethan and remember the bus driver. >> he's definitely a hero because he did everything he could to save those children.
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